By Drew Terhall
GREENVILLE — The Inexperienced Wave soccer workforce performed their greatest sport of the season but throughout their homecoming sport towards Fairborn. However a second half surge by the Skyhawks gave them the 20-18 win over the Inexperienced Wave.
Head coach Bart Schmitz mentioned the workforce performed with nice effort on this one. From the beginning, Greenville got here out with nice power.
“We had our possibilities. They capitalized, credit score to them. We performed laborious tonight. We confirmed some combat tonight that we haven’t seen in awhile. I’m actually pleased with them for that,” Schmitz mentioned.
It was 10-0 at halftime in favor of Greenville. Sophomore Gabe Rammel scored on a nine-yard landing on the Inexperienced Wave’s opening drive of the sport.
The offense moved the ball properly in the course of the sport. Rammel was efficient working the ball. Senior Cody Sagraves made some good passes down the sector and rushed the ball properly on quarterback keepers.
The workforce made two extra journeys into the redzone. Sophomore Wyatt Thacker made a 22-yard discipline aim to finish one drive and his second discipline aim try was blocked proper earlier than halftime.
The protection saved the Skyhawks in examine in the course of the first half. They made a number of fourth down stops and didn’t let Fairborn deep into Greenville territory.
The third quarter was a sloppy quarter for each groups. The offenses had bother shifting the ball and dedicated some expensive penalties.
Ultimately, Fairborn acquired on the scoreboard after a nine-yard landing run by Zyaire Cavitt. Greenville led 10-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
The empty redzone journeys for Greenville slowly began to hang-out them. Schmitz mentioned they couldn’t let a workforce like Fairborn dangle round too lengthy within the sport.
“It’s the perfect we’ve seemed offensively all 12 months. However, you possibly can’t get the ball contained in the redzone twice. We had an opportunity to increase our lead, we simply couldn’t put the ultimate nail in,” Schmitz mentioned.
Within the fourth quarter, junior Jay Kidd had landing runs of 48 and 53 yards to place the Skyhawks up 20-10 with 1:26 left within the sport.
However Greenville didn’t quit that straightforward. As a substitute of accepting one other loss, senior Evan Manix returned the kickoff after Fairborn scored their final landing. Manix then scored the two-point conversion on a discipline aim faux to make it a 20-18 sport.
The Inexperienced Wave had many possibilities to throw within the towel. However like Schmitz mentioned, the workforce gave it their all towards the Skyhawks. They simply couldn’t make a number of extra performs.
Greenville is now 0-8 on the season with a 0-7 convention report. They are going to have loads of momentum heading into subsequent week. The 18 factors is probably the most scored by the Inexperienced Wave this season and the 20 factors allowed is the least quantity of factors given up by the protection.
The Inexperienced Wave will head to Xenia on Oct. 13 for a 7 p.m. sport.
Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]